- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 16 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 28, 2009
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Hiltz Squared Media
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Film Trailer
- History of the Issue
- How You Can Help
- Additional Text: Director's "Notes from the Field"
- Photo Galleries: On Location Photographs
- Production Art: Storyboard Sequences
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Director Skye Fitzgerald tells the story of Cambodian villagers who seek out and dismantle war munitions so they can sell the scrap metal and feed their families. From 1968-73, approximately 20 million bombs, cluster munitions, and landmines were scattered across Cambodia. Over three decades later, unexploded ordnance still litters the landscape. In order to clear the soil for farming, farmers must first dismantle the volatile weapons of war. It's a dangerous job, but for families with no income, a necessary one in order to survive.
Between 1968 and 1973, over 20 million bombs, cluster munitions, and landmines were dropped on Cambodia. Over thirty years later, the countryside is still littered with landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). To clear their land for farming, and to feed their families, villagers increasingly turn to the harvesting of scrap metal for profit. Bombhunters tells the stories of these individuals as they search for and dismantle war munitions in order to survive.
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